Research Impact Summary: Among 10 females with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) who completed a feasibility study of supervised and home-based Pilates, semi-structured interviews revealed two domain summaries: the suitability of home-based Pilates and the mental health benefits experienced by people with MS while participating in Pilates. Home-based Pilates overcame participatory and accessibility barriers to exercise that are common among people with MS. Participants especially valued that Pilates was low intensity and did not exacerbate fatigue. Overall, home-based Pilates was found to be a feasible exercise method for people with MS with minimal-to-mild mobility disability, which may also significantly improve mood.
Fleming KM, Herring MP, Coote SB, Tindall D (2021). Participant experiences of eight weeks of supervised or home-based Pilates among people with Multiple Sclerosis. Disability and Rehabilitation. doi: 10.1080/09638288.2021.1939446. (IF: 2.222; C=; Q1 Rehabilitation; R=16/68)